DIY Food Craft! How to Make Resurrection Rolls for Easter

I found this craft online years ago and always wanted to do it Easter Sunday at church. Alas, there aren’t usually ovens on hand during Easter Sunday church services. Now that Lydia is old enough to kinda sorta a little bit understand about Jesus’ death and resurrection, I thought it was time to finally do some resurrection rolls!

Collect the following delicious and somewhat sinful items: canned crescent rolls, marshmallows, melted butter, brown sugar (or cinnamon and sugar mix).

Roll said marshmallows in melted butter. Just enough to get ‘em wet.

I told Lydia we were pretending the marshmallow was Jesus. (I know. Just go with it.) I explained how when Jesus was put in the tomb, the women were going to rub his body with precious oils and good smelling spices. So, that’s what we were doing—dipping Jesus in the butter … er, oil. (I know, it’s weird. Keep reading.)

Then, roll buttery marshmallow in brown sugar/cinnamon-sugar mix.

Or, you know, roll Jesus in the spices.

Place one marshmallow on the wide end of a crescent roll. Roll up and make sure you pinch the edges so it’s sealed tight!


Now, I explained to Lydia about the tomb and it being sealed with a rock. So we pretended the crescents were the tomb and we sealed Jesus … er, the marshmallow … up in the tomb.

Amanda White
Amanda White
Amanda White is the Jesus-loving wife and mom of two kids who blogs at to help you impress God’s Word on your kids’ hearts. She also wrote the best-selling ebook, Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent Experience for Little Hands. It's an awesome advent tool, and way less creepy than the Elf on the Shelf. And what's even better than the Easter Bunny? Amanda's newest ebook: A Sense of the Resurrection: an Easter Experience for Families.

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